We work closely with a number of high quality, U.K. based dental laboratories and have a team of trusted specialists to whom we refer for treatments not within the scope of general practice.
Where possible patients are encouraged to see the same dentist / hygienist team for their regular dental care. This builds mutual trust and good relationships, which we feel important for good dental care.
Geoff Sterland LDS RCS Eng. 1986, GDC number 61463. Date of registration 1.12.1986
Michèle Johnson BDS Birm 1988, GDC number 63813. Date of registration 19.12.1988
Peter Jukes BDS LPool 1999, GDC number 76313. Date of registration 15.7.1999
We all have many years experience in U.K. dentistry and have worked together in Tamworth for the past 8 years. We all believe that good dental care is only possible when there is time to listen to both patients and each other. We strive to treat others, as we would like to treated ourselves. We are committed to providing high quality dental care in a safe, clean environment, with an emphasis on customer service. We all provide general dentistry for the whole family.
Geoff's special interests lie in cosmetic dentistry, Cerec restorations (Single visit porcelain fillings and crowns) and provision of implant retained crowns and bridges.
Michèle enjoys the mixed bag of challenges of general family dentistry especially root canal therapy and definitely nothing that involves a computer. She is also heavily involved in the administration and management of the practice.
Peter has been at Distinctive Dentistry since 2001. He has a good sense of humour and enjoys a challenge. He is interested in all types of dentistry, particularly the odd root filling, and delivers it all in a friendly manner. His interests out of work include learning to play golf, walking his dogs and keeping fit'
THE HYGIENIST / THERAPIST
Joanne Royle EDH, Dip Dent Hygiene Sheff 2004, EDT, Dip Dent Therapy Sheff 2004, GDC number 6514. Date of registration 09.07.2004
Jo has been part of our team since 2006. She has very high clinical standards combined with endless patience and understanding. She has considerable experience in treating nervous and phobic patients and has a huge following of raving fans.
She provides fillings (silver and tooth coloured) for children and adults as well as the usual range of hygiene services. Joanne is also qualified to take dental x rays.
Samantha Ison EDH, CEB Dip Dent Hygiene Eng. 1999, GDC number 5506. Date of registration 24.06.1999
Sam has also been part of our team since 2006. She is always cheerful and keeps our whole team smiling. It’s her aim to do the same for you too through great dental health! She especially enjoys the challenge of treating patients with advanced gum disease, helping them to keep their teeth. Sam too has very high clinical standards and a loyal following of dedicated patients. She is also qualified to take dental xrays.
From 1999 - 2003 Sam was the External Research Hygienist for the Birmingham Dental Hospital.
THE PRACTICE COORDINATOR
Debbie Lewis National Certificate NEBDN Eng. 1989, GDC number 117827. Date of registration 24.09.2007
Debbie is our “Girl Friday”. She has been with us since 2001 and is the person who brings together all of the people and systems at Distinctive Dentistry and turns them into a practice we can be proud of. She may well be your first point of contact with any query that you may have.
Debbie is an experienced receptionist, practice manager and an experienced, qualified dental nurse. She has further qualifications in dental radiography and implant nursing. She uses all these skills to bring our team together and ensure that every aspect of our practice runs smoothly and complies with the myriad of legislation that is needed in a modern health care environment.
Debbie especially enjoys caring for the needs of our implant patients.
THE DENTAL HEALTH EDUCATOR
Sophie Cutler NVQ L3 Oral Health Care-Dental Nursing + Indp Assess City & Guilds Eng. 2007, GDC number 118537. Date of registration 06.10.2007
Sophie is an experienced, qualified dental nurse with further qualifications in dental radiography and experience in dental reception work. She also has an NVQ in Oral Health and enjoys teaching patients about good dental health and hygiene. She is always eager to learn new things to improve her skills and keep up-to-date. She is currently studying for a qualification in dental practice management.
THE CARE COORDINATOR
Ruth Badger Cert in Dental Nursing Bham 1982, GDC number 127022. Date of registration 09.01.2008
Ruth is an experienced, qualified dental nurse with further qualification in dental radiography and implant nursing. Her special interest lies in treatment coordination. She helps clients navigate their way through all of the options available to them, making sure that all their treatment choices are fully explained and understood. She is currently studying for a qualification in care coordination.
Joanne Redfern National Certificate NEBDN Eng. 1989, GDC number 119259. Date of registration 13.10.2007
Tracy Cracknell NVQ L3 Oral Health Care-Dental Nursing+ Indp Assess City & Guilds Eng. 2006, GDC number 118571. Date of registration 06.10.2007
Carol Sumner Verified Experience in Dental Nursing, GDC number 120790. Date of registration 14.11.2007
Christine Rixon Verified Experience in Dental Nursing, GDC number 118532. Date of registration 06.10.2007
Emma Jordan-Smith Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds Eng. 2013, GDC number 247141. Date of registration 01.11.2013
Joanne, Tracy, Carol, Chris and Emma J complete our nursing team. They are all experienced nurses who have worked together for many years. They enjoy caring for the patients during their whole journey through the practice; from welcoming you into the surgery, assisting in your care chairside, taking and / or processing your x-rays and helping to explain your treatment and payment options.
Joanne, Emma and Tracy are qualified in dental radiography in addition to their dental nursing qualifications. Jo also has further qualifications in dental implant nursing.
Our head receptionist is Michelle Fleming who has been smiling with our clients since 2004. She is an experienced dental receptionist with a BTEC advanced qualification in dental reception. Your need for a friendly, flexible and efficient service is her priority.
Claire Stockley has been with us since 1990 but sadly for us she now only works with us on Saturdays and to cover holidays and other absences. All our patients who enjoyed her company over the years are missing Claire. She has always gone the extra mile to ensure that our clients feel welcome and cared for.
Michelle and Claire are assisted at various times by most of the other team members